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‘Unpredictable pandemics’ warning

The world needs to be prepared for “unpredictable pandemics” from viruses making the leap from animals to people, scientists in Taiwan say.

China bird flu: Two men die in Shanghai

Two men have died in the Chinese city of Shanghai, after contracting a strain of bird flu not previously known in humans, Chinese officials say.

Pennsylvania Hospital Erects Tent for Flu Outbreak, CDC Says ‘Worst in a Decade to be 2013′

The CDC warns ‘the worst flu outbreak in a decade is to be in 2013′. Lehigh Valley Hospital has now erected and staffed an emergency triage tent to take in an increasing number of flu victims.

H5N1 Avian Flu Has Mutated

Avian Flu has started to show signs of resurgence and a new strain, a mutation has appeared in China and Vietnam at roughly the same time. Scientists are working around the clock to find out what the risk to humans may be. At this point the World Heath Organisation are saying they cannot predict its effects on human populations.